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      02-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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best $4 I ever spent

Took my car to the self serve car wash at lunch--$2 to soap up with spray, and then wipe, another $2 to do the final rinse. Salt be gone and she looks like a mirror again!
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You didn't use the soap brush they had over there right?
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You didn't use the soap brush they had over there right?
Those brushes should be illegal. I bring my own buckets and sponge.
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Hopefully he just foamed up his car instead of the foam brush.
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You didn't use the soap brush they had over there right?
are you kidding me? those are the best bristles on a brush you can use. gets rid of all the dirt, mud, debris, and even some of the clear coat in seconds.
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are you kidding me? those are the best bristles on a brush you can use. gets rid of all the dirt, mud, debris, and even some of the clear coat in seconds.
Eh, they arent that bad just remember to blast the brushes with water before you use them
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are you kidding me? those are the best bristles on a brush you can use. gets rid of all the dirt, mud, debris, and even some of the clear coat in seconds.
Seriously. I washed my car once during the winter, and I was amazed at how many little pebbles were still in the brush. I must have come right after an off road truck.

I try to bring my own bucket with sponge, but I can just feel the stares as the person behind me is wondering why i'm taking so long.
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lol no.....I use the high pressure soap, but tuck a microfiber cloth under the wiper so it gets soaped too.

After the first 3 min., I then wipe the car with the microfiber....

Then I do another 3 min. of high pressure rinse, and dry off with a chamois....

My concern is that I do leave the salt on for a week or more at a time....just can't get to the hand spray wash place any quicker. I could take it through an automatic wash sooner though but don't want to....
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What about all the road salt underneath your car?
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I try to reach under as far as I can with the wand, but I can't see....I def hit the wheel wells, oil cooler, and go along the sides and rear......
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i either wash at home by hand or take it to a full service hand wash place. it's $12-15 to get it washed by hand.
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are you kidding me? those are the best bristles on a brush you can use. gets rid of all the dirt, mud, debris, and even some of the clear coat in seconds.
I agree
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      02-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #13
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did you use spot free rinse? the place i used to go always left water spots
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Took my car to the self serve car wash at lunch--$2 to soap up with spray, and then wipe, another $2 to do the final rinse. Salt be gone and she looks like a mirror again!
How much for the paint correction after the fact?
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wish there were self serves around my area that are decent. would love to get the beater a wash once a week
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Those brushes should be illegal. I bring my own buckets and sponge.
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Took my car to the self serve car wash at lunch--$2 to soap up with spray, and then wipe, another $2 to do the final rinse. Salt be gone and she looks like a mirror again!
I have even a better solution....Hibernation
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I have even a better solution....Hibernation
still might cause scratches! there's no safe place for the ocd man hahahah
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still might cause scratches! there's no safe place for the ocd man hahahah
Check this out....
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Check this out....
Hahahahah that's a good one
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still might cause scratches! there's no safe place for the ocd man hahahah
Not if the cover is washed and the car is clean and waxed
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Not if the cover is washed and the car is clean and waxed
A professional wouldn't recommend a car cover...or I'm pretty sure. Could be wrong but general idea is it will eventually scratch the finish as your car can't be 100% spotless all the time. Dirt and debris can touch the paint
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